Friday, February 14, 2014

“Art of Farming” through a photographer’s eye

“Corn Field During Sunset” by photographer Christy Hunter is one of the featured photos during the exhibition “The Art of Farming” March 7 - April 30, at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, Tenn.
 “The Art of Farming,” a look at the rural landscape of West Tennessee as seen through the eyes of photographer Christy Hunter, will open at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, Tenn., March 7. An artist reception will take place at 6 p.m., followed by a short tour and presentation by Hunter.

Photographer Christy Hunter
Hunter has been a photographer for over ten years with much of her work centered on gardens, flowers and outdoor nature scenes.  In 2011, she moved from the St. Louis area to Munford, Tenn., where she discovered new subjects along the back roads and countryside of West Tennessee.
According to Hunter, her world was opened to the beauty of things from the past; old stores, houses, barns, and beautiful farmland. As she explored the countryside capturing these scenes, a collection of images began to form around farm life.
“The past is left for us to discover and learn from,” says Hunter. “As I capture images, I try to think about those stories; the shapes, colors and the beauty that farming brings to our lives.”
The exhibition will look at everything from the shape of the plants, the new and old farm equipment, and the types of buildings that are all part of the farming tradition in West Tennessee.
“The Art of Farming” exhibition will be on display through April 30 and is free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibit, visit or call 731-779-9000.